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Backup a Suspended VM on ESXi

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Dear all

Does it make a difference if a Windows Server VM is suspended when I back it up vs if it was not suspended?
Will the restore to a renamed and/or relocated VM be in the latest state i.e. whatever was saved just before suspending?
Using v11 with ESXi 6.7

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Alexis

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Re: Backup a Suspended VM on ESXi

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Hello Alexis,
Does it make a difference if a Windows Server VM is suspended when I back it up vs if it was not suspended?
It makes no difference. Can you please elaborate your case?
Will the restore to a renamed and/or relocated VM be in the latest state i.e. whatever was saved just before suspending?
Yes, but it will be restore as powered off VM (unless you set to power on the VM after recovery in the recovery properties).
Using v11 with ESXi 6.7
Yes.

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Re: Backup a Suspended VM on ESXi

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Hi Dima

Thank you for your answers. The case with suspended VMs is just frequently occurring and I wanted to ensure that the backup captures the latest saved state before the suspend was initiated.
Case closed.

All the best
Alexis

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